Application deadlines fast approaching for Birmingham summer internships, job opportunities

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Summer internship application deadlines are fast approaching. Check out our list of Bham area opportunities.

Across the country in cities like Birmingham, business leaders are concerned with how to attract millennial and then how to keep them. Internships are one way to snag great young workers.

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At the same time many college degree programs require an internship. Summer is often the time students participate in these, but applications deadlines are fast approaching.

An internship isn’t just a temporary summer job. Often it is paid position but sometimes it’s not. A good internship can be a bridge to your life’s career or calling. It can be an opportunity to experiment in an industry that interests you.

Birmingham area internships

Businesses in Birmingham advertise for interns on various web sites (Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, even Craigslist) and they definitely utilize the services of the local university and college career development departments.

Here are several Bham area internships that might just fit the bill!

How to be a great intern
To be a great intern you might have to get outside your comfort zone. Network, take risks, find a mentor or someone in the industry you are interested in who can give you some advice.  Research online to get your resume up to par.
University career sites
All of the universities and colleges in Birmingham; UAB, Samford, Birmingham Southern, have career sites to point students and graduates to local internships. Check out their websites to get connected.
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There are also programs like the Birmingham Business Alliance’s BHM 101: Summer Intern Experience that helps interns become engaged in the city and encouraged to stay in Birmingham. If your company hires summer associates, interns or research students in the summer, contact Brittney Smith at bsmith@birminghambusinessalliance.com for more information about the BBA’s Summer Intern Experience. We will share more about the BBA program as it gets closer to kick-off.
 Who do you need?
If you are a Birmingham area business, please share your internship opportunities with Bham Now and we will pass along the info. Likewise, if you’re a student seeking an internship keep a watch out for more information.